Politics

DeVilliers Street extension

November 7, 2007

From: Ed Spears Neighborhood & Economic Development Administrator City of Pensacola Morning Rick ā€“ Hope all is well. FYI ā€“ the DeVilliers Street extension has not been eliminated from the CMP. The street has not been…

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Area GOP backing wrong candidate

November 7, 2007

It appears that area Republicans are lining up behind Fred Thompson. Escambia County party chairman Clay Ingram is his local “grassroots” leader. State Rep. Clay Ford, R-Gulf Breeze, has been named co-chairman of “Florida Veterans for…

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Who do CMP delays hurt

November 7, 2007

Today’s article on the Vince Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park in the daily newspaper ( Park backers: Plan still delivers) has me wondering why the proposed change in plans that eliminates the DeVilliers Street extension and…

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Whitehead new board chairman

November 7, 2007

For the second time in his four-year term, Mike Whitehead will be the chairman of the Escambia County commission. He last served in 2005. County insiders thought he would be the chair again in 2006, but…

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Morning Joe

November 7, 2007

The NY Times reports MSNBC – the cable channel that broadcasts Joe Scarborough’s “Morning Joe” – is in negotiations with Rosie O’Donnell. Joe is frank as always in his phone interview for the article: ā€œIā€™m just…

2008 Florida Primary Ballot

November 6, 2007

Presidential Primary Ballots are now official….Al Gore is not on the ballot: Republicans: Rudolph Giuliani Mike Huckabee Duncan Hunter Alan Keyes John McCain Ron Paul Mitt Romney Tom Tancredo Fred Thompson Democrats: Joe Biden Hillary Clinton…

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Nagin – unifier or divider

November 6, 2007

I’ve watched with curiosity the reactions in the white community to having Ray Nagin, the mayor of New Orleans, speak in Pensacola at the Gulf Coast African-American Chamber of Commerce’s City to City Economic Exchange Conference.…

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Brownsville, Blackburn and gangs

November 6, 2007

Brownsville resident says in this David Morgan campaign ad that Brownsville is back to where it was before the ECSO ‘s Operation Brownsville. Homeowner Jerry Jones describes a late night drive through along Garnet Circle. Gang…

Watch out for Ron Paul

November 6, 2007

The maverick GOP presidential candidate raised $4.07 million yesterday – one day. Yesterday – Nov. 5 – was Guy Fawkes Day which commemorates Guy Fawkes unsuccessful attempt to assassinate King James I in 1605. You might…

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Rude clown fired at Northwest Florida Fair

November 6, 2007

According to the Northwest Florida Daily News, dunking booth clowns at the fair in Okaloosa County have gotten a little mouthy. Management claims to have fired one and warned another. I thought rude carnies were part…

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Cancel Florida presidential primaries

November 6, 2007

With National Democratic Party saying it won’t count any of th e Florida votes at its national convention and with the Republicans only counting half the delegation, why are we holding presidential primaries at all? They…

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Dailies do less with less

November 6, 2007

Fancast.com has an interview with David Simon, the creator of HBO’s “The Wire.” Simon wrote of the Baltimore Sun for 13 years. He was awarded an Edgar Award for his account of the Baltimore City Homicide…

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Thompson has Panhandle team together

November 6, 2007

Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson has named his local campaign chairmen. They are called “grassroots leaders.” Escambia — Clay Ingram, chairman of the Escambia County Republican Executive Committee Santa Rosa — Sam Mullins Okaloosa — Bob…

Gore for Prez?

November 5, 2007

There is now a website pushing Al Gore to run for president – DraftGore.com. They are even running a 30-second TV spot in New Hampshire promoting Gore candidacy. To date, the Nobel Peace Prize co-winner has…

Campaigns read blogs

November 5, 2007

As we learned in the Community Maritime Park referendum, blogs can be an effective means of keeping the public informed of the day-to-day happenings on the political landscape. The Washington Post reports: “I hear from them…